Expedition Overview


Facts of the trip

  • Destination
  • Arrival On
    Any Day
  • Departure From
    Kathmandu
  • Accommodation
    Teahouse Lodge - Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Time
    Spring-Autumn
  • Transportation
    Domestic Flight

Overview
Bokta Peak Climbing in Nepal offers a thrilling adventure in the less-explored yet stunning Kanchenjunga Region. Rising to 6,143 meters near Mt. Kanchenjunga, this trekking peak offers unparalleled vistas of world’s highest peaks. Since its permit approval in 2002, Bokta Peak has attracted seasoned climbers for its technical challenges. Amidst rugged terrain, trekkers receive warm hospitality from locals, adding cultural richness. Beyond summiting, it’s an opportunity to immerse in Kanchenjunga’s untouched beauty, relishing lush valleys and Tibetan culture. This journey isn’t just about conquering a peak; it’s about forging connections with nature and experiencing Himalayan warmth, promising unforgettable memories and deeper insights into Nepal’s majestic wonders.

Here are some highlights of the best features of Bokta Peak Climbing in Nepal: 
1. Breathtaking Summit: Bokta Peak Climbing in Nepal offers the exhilarating challenge of reaching its summit at an altitude of 6,143 meters, promising a remarkable achievement for climbers.

2. Untouched Terrain: Located in the Taplejung district of Eastern Nepal, Bokta Peak is nestled in the lesser-explored Kanchenjunga Region, presenting adventurers with the allure of uncharted landscapes and pristine valleys.

3. Spectacular Views: Ascending Bokta Peak rewards climbers with unparalleled vistas of towering giants such as Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Kumbhakarna (7,710 m), Dhormo Peak (6,850 m), and Nupchu (6,690 m), among others, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Eastern Himalayas.

4. Cultural Immersion: Enrich your journey with encounters with the warm and hospitable locals, whose way of life is deeply influenced by Tibetan culture and traditions, adding a cultural dimension to the climbing experience.

5. Adventure Amid Solitude: Despite its growing popularity, Bokta Peak remains relatively secluded, offering climbers the rare opportunity to embark on an adventure in a less crowded and pristine environment.

6. Technical Challenge: Climbing Bokta Peak demands a high level of commitment and prior peak climbing experience, with challenging technical sections that require proficiency in handling climbing gear and navigating rugged terrain.

7. Exclusive Permit: Since its climbing permit was issued in 2002, Bokta Peak has become a sought-after destination for adventure enthusiasts seeking a unique and challenging trekking experience in the Eastern Himalayas.

8. Physical Fitness Requirement: Conquering Bokta Peak necessitates excellent physical fitness due to its demanding nature, making it an ideal challenge for those seeking to push their limits and test their endurance.

9. Rare Wildlife Encounters: Trekking in the vicinity of Bokta Peak offers the chance to witness the diverse wildlife that inhabits the region, adding an element of excitement to the journey as you traverse through lush valleys and pristine landscapes.

10. Unforgettable Memories: Embark on a journey filled with unforgettable experiences as you summit Bokta Peak, where each step taken and each vista admired adds to the tapestry of memories that will linger long after the adventure concludes.

 

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Cost Details


What's Included
  • Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Deluxe accommodation in 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (3 nights).
  • Kathmandu city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus.
  • All your standard meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb.
  • All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (4 times a day) during the trek.
  • Tented accommodation during the trek.
  • A local government license holder Trekking and Climbing Guide during the trek and climb.
  • The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Bokta Peak Climbing Permit fees
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc. Down Jacket and duffel/kit bag by Fourteen Summits Pvt. Ltd.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. It requires 2 passport size photos.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section.

What to Expect

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:

Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs: 
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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FAQ

Bokta Peak is a stunning Himalayan peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, standing at an elevation of 6,143 meters (20,151 feet). It offers a challenging yet rewarding climbing experience.

Climbing Bokta Peak requires a good level of physical fitness, previous climbing experience, and familiarity with basic mountaineering techniques. It's also essential to obtain the necessary permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

The best time to climb Bokta Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear skies, ideal for climbing.

Climbing Bokta Peak is considered moderately difficult. While it doesn't require technical climbing skills, it involves traversing steep terrain, negotiating crevasses, and enduring high altitude. Previous mountaineering experience is highly recommended.

The duration of the Bokta Peak expedition typically ranges from 14 to 18 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and weather conditions. This includes acclimatization days, trekking to base camp, summit attempt, and return trek.

Essential gear for climbing Bokta Peak includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, ropes, warm clothing layers, sleeping bag, tent, and high-altitude medication. It's crucial to carry sufficient gear for safety and comfort.

Yes, climbers need to obtain permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Bokta Peak. These permits ensure compliance with regulations and support local conservation efforts.

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk when climbing Bokta Peak due to its high elevation. Adequate acclimatization, hydration, and gradual ascent are crucial to minimize the risk. It's essential to recognize symptoms and descend if necessary.

Accommodation during the Bokta Peak expedition typically includes teahouses or lodges during the trekking portion and tents at base camp and higher altitudes. Teahouses offer basic facilities, while camping provides more comfort and flexibility.

Yes, hiring a certified guide is highly recommended for climbing Bokta Peak, especially for those without previous Himalayan climbing experience. Experienced guides provide support, expertise, and ensure safety throughout the expedition.

The main challenges of climbing Bokta Peak include unpredictable weather conditions, high altitude, crevasses, steep terrain, and physical endurance. Proper preparation, training, and teamwork are essential to overcome these challenges.

While not mandatory, undergoing a mountaineering training program or participating in high-altitude trekking expeditions can significantly enhance your preparedness for climbing Bokta Peak. Training helps build essential skills and confidence for the ascent.

Limited rescue services are available on Bokta Peak in case of emergencies. It's essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude rescue and medical evacuation. Additionally, climbers should have a contingency plan in place.